Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bloomsbury Academic, 01.12.2010 - 160 Seiten
In this version of the story of Joan of Arc, Brecht transforms her into 'Joan Dark', a member of the 'Black Straw Hats' (a Salvation Army-like group) in twentieth century Chicago. The play charts Joan's battle with Pierpont Mauler, the unctuous owner of a meat-packing plant. Like her predecessor, Joan is a doomed woman, a martyr and (initially, at least) an innocent in a world of strike-breakers, fat cats, and penniless workers. Like many of Brecht's plays it is laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramaturgical structure.
The play, which was never staged in Brecht's lifetime, is published here with a new translation, a full introduction and Brecht's own notes on the text.
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Collaborators : H . BORCHARDT , E . BURRI , E . HAUPTMANN RALPH
MANHEIM Characters JOAN DARK , lieutenant in the Black Straw Hats
PIERPONT MAULER , meat king CRIDLE / GRAHAM / LENNOX / MEYERS ,
meat packers SLIFT ...
THE MEAT KING PIERPONT MAULER RECEIVES A LETTER FROM HIS
FRIENDS IN NEW YORK Chicago , Stockyards . MAULER ( reading a letter ) : ' It
has come to our attention , dear Pierpont , that the meat market has been
Some newsboys run across the stage . THE NEWSBOYS : Meat king Lennox
forced to shut down ! Seventy thousand workers high and dry ! M . L . Lennox
crushed by cut - throat competition of Pierpont Mauler the meat king and
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A collection of familiar and less familiar plays by Brecht. The short plays are quite amazing, as he manages to pack quite a story in a one-act structure. His use of symbolism and language is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen